TIFF runs tailored professional development programmes to help talented filmmakers fast-track their careers and projects. The range of programmes on offer includes bespoke opportunities for writers, directors, and actors.
TIFF’s Talent Development programmes are supported in part by the Share Her Journey campaign, which is committed to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women — behind and in front of the camera.
TIFF Rising Stars
TIFF Rising Stars is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Canadian cinema and talent on the world stage. This programme showcases new Canadian acting talent, putting the emphasis on the next generation of actors poised for international success.Learn More
TIFF Micki Moore Residency
A new programme for women who are outstanding Canadian screenwriters has been established to elevate and support talent. The Residency is being generously supported by Toronto-based broadcaster, journalist, and actor Micki Moore.Learn More
Telefilm Canada’s Pitch This!
Returning for its 21st year at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, six teams will have six minutes to pitch their next project to a panel of industry executives for the chance to win $15,000 in development funding.Learn More